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Delicious fundraiser served at FDLTCC

More than 330 people attended last week's Food for Thought event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and set a fundraising record. The popular food tasting event raised more than $25,000 for s... Full story


Food tasting is back by demand

What could be better than sampling delicious local food items and raising money for education at the same time? Food for Thought is a tasting event where area businesses offer food specialties for... Full story


Strange tales coming to library

Storyteller Chad Lewis says he expects to bring a "bizarre" evening of tales from "the dark side of winter" to the Cloquet Public Library on Jan. 16. He may indeed be right, given his descriptions....


Food tasting is Jan. 16

The seventh annual Food for Thought: A Tasting Event at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is set for Thursday, January 16, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the campus commons and amphitheater. It’s a major fundraiser for the student scholarship fund....


Santa spotted

Cloquet's Dan Lundberg made his annual Santa walk Monday and said he got a lot of positive responses from folks, and one rude response from a disgruntled child who didn't get what he wanted...


Death notices

Denise Locke Cassidy, 64, died from heart disease Nov. 25, 2019 in her Duluth home. She was born Dec. 27, 1955 in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Celebration of Life Saturday, Dec. 21 at Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet...


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Church Services

Following is a listing of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Carlton County that were advertised in this week's PKN: Carlton Saint Francis Church, 31 County Road 1, Carlton: 4... Full story


Santa comes 'home' to Cloquet

In a celebration of all things winter and Christmas in this part of the world, Cloquet residents could find many ways to meet with Santa Claus last week, eat, shop, decorate cookies, enjoy Christmas... Full story


Community band offers free Christmas concert Sunday

The Cloquet Community Band invites one and all to its annual Christmas music concert 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cloquet Presbyterian Church. Enjoy your favorite and familiar Christmas tunes played by... Full story


A whopper of a storm in '22

One of the worst storms to hit the region occurred in late February of 1922. Like our recent Thankgsgiving storms, more than 2 feet of snow fell. It was called the worst storm seen in the area for 30...


Skiers will be flying at Pine Valley Saturday

Skiers from near and far will be flying off the jumps at Pine Valley Recreational Area Saturday when the Cloquet Ski Club hosts its annual ski jumping and nordic combined invitational, weather... Full story


Fond du Lac leaders visit White House for bill signing

Fond du Lac Band chairman Kevin DuPuis and tribal council member Roger Smith were in Washington last week to witness President Donald Trump sign an executive order creating a national task force to...


Nordic ski lessons still open

Ironically, the Nordic ski lesson registration at Spirit Mountain had to be postponed Sunday. The new time to register and get fitted for equipment is 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Register online at; click “programs” and then... Full story


Black friday line

The line of shoppers Friday morning at the L&M Fleet Farm store in Cloquet stretched from the front doors all the way to Doddridge Avenue and down to Eighth Street. L&M staff offered free coffee and...


A Santa story gone awry

David Tuttle is secretly moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. A suspected "other woman," hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle and...


Many thanks

Sometimes it takes a village. In the case of Cloquet's community Thanksgiving dinner, it takes an army ... of volunteers. They work out of two headquarters: the Cloquet VFW for deliveries, and Zion... Full story


Kids, adults invited to learn about keeping salt out of water at library classes Dec. 9, 18

And just like that, Thanksgiving whizzes by and the holiday season begins. To add to the long list of seasonal happenings such as Bentleyville and holiday plays and visits with Santa, the Carlton... Full story


Carlton County Holiday Guide in this week's Pine Knot News

Find all kinds of deals at local stores along with oodles of fun things to do over the holiday season inside this week's Pine Knot News. And, by the way, due to the predicted blizzard on Small...


Happy birthday, Marines

This year the U.S. Marine Corps celebrated its 244th birthday, and a birthday ball was hosted by the Hebert Kennedy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3979 in Cloquet. Cory Johnson, director of the State... Full story


Wright-Cromwell News

Our current high school exchange student from Italy, Lisa, was selected to play flute in the 52nd annual High School Honor Band at the University of Minnesota Duluth last Friday and Saturday. Lisa... Full story


Old-style coming to music series in Moose Lake Saturday

Imagine yourself in the heart of Paris sipping coffee and listening to a strolling accordionist. Or at a club in Argentina dancing the tango? Now see yourself sitting at the new Moose Lake School audi... Full story


'The Little Mermaid' washes ashore at Cloquet High School this weekend

After 10 years of directing, Kevin Hamre had stepped away from the massive productions that are the fall musicals at Cloquet High School. Shows that often feature between 70 and 100 young actors and... Full story


Veterans Day activities in northern Carlton County

Veterans Day in Cloquet All veterans and their loved ones are invited to a Veterans Day dinner at the Hebert Kennedy VFW Post 3979 at 210 Arch St. in Cloquet from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The meal is free for veterans, and $10 for everyone else.... Full story


Cloquet Ski Club sign-ups coming soon

Winter is on its way. Around here, that also means Nordic ski and ski jumping season will be here soon as well — as soon as enough snow falls. Families who want to get involved in these winter sports are encouraged to join the Cloquet Ski Club, a...


Free Chiefs of Comedy show at Black Bear

The Chiefs of Comedy will perform a free show at the Otter Creek Event Center at Black Bear Casino and Resort Friday, Nov. 15 as part of Native American Heritage month. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. This comedy show will feature JR... Full story


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